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Dr Daria Chernysheva

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Professional biography

I completed my PhD in Translation Studies at University College London. In my doctoral dissertation, I analysed and translated the work of French poet Cécile Sauvage, with a focus on the translator’s creativity and the affective relationship between translator and text. Alongside my academic commitments, I am also a practicing literary translator. My latest translation from the French, a novel called Fowl Eulogies (World Editions, 2023) was shortlisted for the PEN Translation Prize.

I joined the Open University in 2024 as Lecturer in French and Translation.

Research interests

  • Creativity in translation practice
  • Feminist translation theory and practice
  • The roles of literary translators in publishing networks
  • Genetic translation studies; translation theory vis-à-vis manuscripts and archives
  • The role of translation in French and Russian literary history

Teaching interests

I contribute to Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced French language modules (L102, L112, and L332), as well as to MA Translation Studies modules on theory and practice (L801, L802).

I am interested in the development of practical, knowledge, and language skills for translators as well as helping aspiring literary translators to navigate the publishing field.


Translation as Revitalization: making modern versions of the love poems of Cécile Sauvage (1883-1927) (2022)
Chernysheva, Daria
French Studies Bulletin, 43(163) (pp. 16-22)

Intentions, Extensions: creative editing and translation practice in A Sauvage Reader (2022)
Chernysheva, Daria
Textual Cultures, 15(1) (pp. 63-70)

Transplacing Ophelia: Woman and Nation in the Earliest Russian Hamlets (2017-06)
Chernysheva, Daria
Comparative Drama, 51, Article 3(2) (pp. 188-214)